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In the middle of this century, coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common cause of death in the United States. Chinese health service survey showed that about 1000,0000 ~ 320,000 people were suffering from CHD in the mainland of China in 2008. The high mortality and morbidity of CHD will aggravate the psychological burden of patients, such as depression. Depression is the most psychological problem in CHD patients. The incidence of depression in Chinese population was in the range of 4%~6%, while it was as high as 14%~17% in patients with CHD. Depression not only affects the patients' illness, but also reducing their quality of life, the compliance of drugs and lifestyle. In addition, depression is a major risk factor for the mortality and morbidity of cardiovascular disease. Therefore, it's urgently needed to screen and treat the depression of patients with CHD. At present, the treatment of depression in patients with CHD mainly includes antidepressant, cognitive behavioral therapy， psychological counseling, knowledge education, relaxation therapy and so on. However, the medicine would yield side - effect. Furthermore, the content of psychological interventions are not systematic and dynamic. Moreover, patients' depressive level varies in different periods, the traditional psychological intervention just focused on the ultimate psychological benefits, and cannot analyze some factors and staged results in the process of psycho-behavioral change. Thus, an dynamic and effective intervention to alleviate depression in patients with CHD is imperative.
Improving physical activity is a core component of secondary prevention and cardiac (tele)rehabilitation. Commercially available activity trackers are frequently used to monitor and promote physical activity in cardiac patients. However studies on the validity of these devices in cardiac patients are scarce. The aim of this study is to determine the accuracy and responsiveness of two wrist-worn activity trackers, Fitbit Charge 2 (FC2) and Mio Slice (MS), for the assessment of energy expenditure (EE) in cardiac patients.
Coronary artery disease and the benefit of bypasses: Despite considerable advances in medicine, cardiovascular diseases remain the number one cause of death globally, primarily consequence of myocardial infarction (MI). Coronary collaterals exert a protective effect by providing an alternative source of blood flow to a myocardial territory potentially affected by an acute coronary occlusion. Coronary collaterals represent pre-existing inter-arterial anastomoses and as such are the natural counter-part of surgically created bypasses. Sufficient coronary collaterals have been shown to confer a significant benefit in terms of overall mortality and cardiovascular events. In this regard, the concept of augmenting coronary collateral function as an alternative treatment strategy to alter the course of CAD, as well as to control symptoms, is attractive. Durable promotion of coronary collateral circulation: Before the advent of coronary artery bypass grafting, permanent augmentation of coronary collateral supply by a single structural modification has already been attempted. Bilateral ligation of the internal mammary arteries (IMA) was performed in CAD patients to alleviate angina pectoris and electrocardiographic (ECG) signs of ischemia. The prevalent in vivo function of natural internal mammary arteries (IMA)-to-coronary artery bypasses and their anti-ischemic effect has been recently demonstrated by the investigators' research group. Levels of collateral function and myocardial ischemia were determined in a prospective, open-label clinical trial of permanent IMA device occlusion. In this study, coronary collateral function, has been shown to be augmented in the presence vs the absence of distal permanent ipsilateral IMA occlusion. These findings have been corroborated by the observed reduction in ischemia in the intracoronary ECG. After this first step, the concept of permanent right IMA occlusion will be now investigated with a randomized, sham-controlled clinical trial.
Background: It has been demonstrated that pre-frailty has more adverse outcomes after cardiac surgery, however, data on prognosis and long-term evolution in pre-frailty patients after cardiac surgery without postoperative complications are still scarce. Design: To evaluate the impact of pre-frailty on functional survival in patients after cardiac surgery without complications.
Introduction: The distal radial technique which consists of canalizing the radial artery through the anatomical snuffbox has recently emerged as an alternative arterial intervention for diagnostic and therapeutic coronary catheterization. Aims: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of the distal transradial approach (dTRA) as a default route for coronary angiography (CAG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
The purpose of this research study is to see the effect of taking Aged Garlic Extract (AGE) on the progression of coronary plaque, a condition called atherosclerosis, in people diagnosed with Diabetes.
The investigators enrolled 217 patients with acute STEMI undergoing primary PCI. The rs2305619 polymorphism was evaluated by real time PCR and plasma PTX3 concentration was assessed by human PTX3 ELISA kit.
The primary aim of the current research project is to determine whether the TMAO concentration in the blood can serve as a prognostic indicator of myocardial infarction. The hypothesis is that in patients with recent myocardial infarction, TMAO concentration in blood is higher than in patients undergoing scheduled coronarography.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of ezetimibe 10 mg once daily co-administered with atorvastatin 10 to 80 mg daily for up to 12 consecutive months in participants with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) or in participants with coronary heart disease (CHD) or multiple cardiovascular risk factors and primary hypercholesterolemia not controlled by a starting dose (10 mg daily) of atorvastatin.
This is a study to evaluate the lipid-altering efficacy, safety, and tolerability of ezetimibe when added to ongoing therapy with an 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor (statin) in participants with primary hypercholesterolemia, multiple cardiovascular risk factors, or known coronary heart disease (CHD) or CHD-equivalent disease. The statin and dose in use by the participant at screening will be maintained at the same dose for the 8-week treatment phase of the study. Following the treatment, there will be a 6-week cholesterol reversibility phase to determine the rebound effect on cholesterol after ezetimibe is discontinued, but the participant is still on their statin therapy. The primary hypothesis is that the addition of ezetimibe 10 mg/day to ongoing statin monotherapy will result in a further reduction in low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) compared with placebo. The protocol was amended to include an extension for participants who complete the base study. The extension will evaluate the safety and tolerability of concomitant treatment of simvastatin with ezetimibe10 mg/day over a 1-year period. All participants in the extension will be converted from current statin to an equivalent dose of simvastatin for 6 weeks. Participants then will be randomly assigned to receive simvastatin coadministered with either with Ezetimibe 10 mg daily or matching placebo for the reminder of study.